Daniel Larsson Daniel Larsson - 2 months ago 44
iOS Question

Custom map style in MapKit

I am looking for a way to implement a custom map style in iOS 7, just like you can do with Google Maps. I have found some posts saying that this is not possible with MapKit, but they are all posted a while back. To clarify, by style I am talking about custom colors and preferably also fonts. Example of custom Google Map style below.

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I would really prefer using MapKit for performance reasons, but if it is not supported I am open to using other frameworks as well. The ones that I have seen are MapBox and Cloudmade, and of course the Google Maps SDK.

Is there a way of doing it with MapKit? If not, what is the best way to go?


MKMapView does not expose the properties you're interested in customizing. The Google Maps SDK does support custom colors and icons for markers, which may be sufficient for your purposes.